Screenwriter Events

See the latest screenwriter events this year including film festivals, writers groups and more.

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How to Write a Comic Book Script

A comic book script is a set of instructions for the artist and the letterer. It’s intended to present the mechanics of your story with the greatest possible clarity. Adhering to a precise format, as in screenwriting, is not necessary. When you write a comic book script, you don’t have to worry about using...

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TV Writer Podcast 085 – How to Write a TV Pilot

Couldn’t make it to Gray’s How To Write a TV Pilot panel at Comic-Con this year? No problem! Here is the complete video, including Q & A. Click image to play video; more details are below. CONTEST/EXTRAS LINK: http://tvwriterpodcast.com/pilot Have you ever thought of a perfect idea for a TV series? Find out how...

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Advanced Scene Writing Q&A with Jim Mercurio

ScriptMag sat down with Jim Mercurio, who is finishing up the first-ever screenwriting book that focuses solely on scene writing. Jim Mercurio Q: How is writing scenes different from working on story structure? Jim Mercurio: In some ways, they are the same. In a scene, there needs to be an organic build up to...

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Writing Dialogue: Beats of the Dead Horse

Don’t miss Jim Mercurio’s webinar on Advanced Scene Writing: Breaking the Rules with Style on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT. When I dove into a theoretical approach to teaching and writing dialogue, I was pleasantly surprised that although writing dialogue seems in some ways contrary to structure, the way to improve it...

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Writing a Documentary Film With No Rules

By Susan Kouguell Writing a documentary… Want to learn how? Register for Susan’s upcoming Screenwriters University class, starting August 28, 2014. There is no “right or wrong” way  when it comes to writing a documentary film. Sounds easy then, right? Well–wrong! While there are no set screenwriting rules for writing a documentary script, it...

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Creating Compelling Emotional Conflict

I have been teaching screenwriting for a good while now and the greatest lesson I can share with others is how to create a conflict for your protagonist that will move an audience emotionally. This is essentially the difference between a great screenplay and a mediocre one. And it pertains to every genre of...

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Why You Should Attend The Screenwriters World Conference

The Screenwriters World Conference is a rare opportunity for any screenwriter to connect with top industry professionals, learn cutting edge writing craft techniques, learn to “pitch” their own material, and then have the opportunity to present your work to real players who can get your movie made! The three-day Screenwriters World Conference offers various...

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What Do Executives Want in Your First 10 Pages?

When an executive cracks open your screenplay, you only have one shot at making a lasting first impression. There’s no better way to learn exactly how to do that than to crawl inside the minds of executives at Screenwriters University’s Executive One-On-One: The First 10 Pages Bootcamp. Meet our bootcamp executives: For the last ten...